Transforming Lives – Mission Opportunities
Blessing in a backpack provides elementary schoolchildren who are on the federal Free and Reduced Price Meal Program with a backpack of food to take home for 38 weekends during the school year. Backpack food includes easy-to-prepare, ready-to-eat foods, like granola bars, juice boxes, mac & cheese and oatmeal. 100% of your donation goes to feed the children. In addition to providing financial assistance for this ministry, Wesley members serve at least four times during the school year to pack the backpacks. Click here to learn more. We have also designated our weekly Christian Education offering for this project.
Wesley’s Table is a Food Pantry located in our building. Currently we are able to provide bakery items, produce & meat recovered from Kroger, Jewel, and Meijer. With assistance from KCCSI, we are also currently ordering monthly from Northern Illinois Food Bank which helps provide additional non-perishable foods. There is no application or other requirement to receive assistance; however we do target the communities of Bradley and Bourbonnais. We are also collecting donations of a different item each month. Donations can be placed in the shopping cart by the food pantry door. During July we are collecting regular size canned fruit.
HOURS OF OPERATION
1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Mission of the Month – Each month we collect items for a particular ministry, both local & worldwide. Check back here each month to see what we are currently collecting.